The vaccination pass comes into effect today in France: what are the conditions for taking the train or going to a restaurant?

Sylvie Claire / January 24, 2022

Weapon criticized by the government against the Omicron variant, the vaccine pass replaces Monday the health pass and becomes mandatory for people over 16 years wishing to go to the restaurant or take the train.
Most of the provisions of the bill - adopted definitively on January 16 by the Parliament after heated debates - were validated on Friday by the Constitutional Council, with the exception, in the middle of the presidential campaign, of the possibility of requiring a health pass during political meetings.
From this Monday, a negative test is no longer sufficient, except for access to health facilities and services: it is necessary to prove for those over 16 years of age a vaccination status against Covid-19 in order to have access to leisure activities, restaurants and bars (except collective catering), fairs or interregional public transport (airplanes, trains, buses). It is difficult to estimate the number of people who will be deprived of a pass, as this will imply both not being vaccinated and not having had Covid in the last few months.
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